Posts by: clalama

Peer Tutoring Info Sessions: This Week at the ERC

If you’re wondering about the Peer Tutoring program but don’t know if a tutor is right for you, get to a Peer Tutoring Info Session at the ERC this week. Peer Tutoring Info Sessions are scheduled each evening this week, through Thursday. We’ll have staff to answer all your questions about the program. Click here […]

Email Etiquette: Crafting Quality Correspondence

Michael Lantvet is the ERC’s Assistant Director for Tutoring Services. Email and texting are probably the most common ways that we communicate with each other.  Now that you’re here at BU, you’re probably going to do even more emailing than you ever have before (if that’s possible) and there are a few things you might […]

It’s a New Year: Get Ready. Get Set. Goal.

Gin Schaffer is the Associate Director of the ERC. She makes the ERC run smoothly, mostly because she’s always goal-setting. I believe that we get two chances a year to start over; learn something new and maybe, just maybe, achieve a goal that seemed impossible. When December 31st becomes January 1st, it’s easy to become […]

CCD-ERC Student Ambassador Corner: Spring – and Finals – Are In the Air

Zach Costello, CCD-ERC Student Ambassador Spring has sprung, but it comes at a price. We have to get through finals before we can really start to enjoy the nice weather. So how to tackle finals?  One of the most important things you should know how to do is, believe it or not, STUDY! Many students […]

CCD-ERC Student Ambassador Corner: My Top Three (Last Minute) Study Strategies

By Sonia Su, CCD-ERC Student Ambassador Midterms are coming up, and for some of you, they already happened. Maybe yours is tomorrow or in a few days — and you still need help studying. Although we don’t endorse cramming, sometimes it happens — Here are my top 3 ways to study for midterms when you […]

The Midterms are Coming! The Midterms are Coming!

As much as the thought may make you want to run (you won’t get very far, given the size of those snow banks out there); there’s nothing to fear if you take a few simple steps to study smarter so you don’t have to study harder. The single best thing you can do to prepare […]

@BUERC Member Attends the Presidential Inauguration

Patrick Devanney, the ERC’s Retention Program Specialist, was invited to view President Barack Obama’s Inauguration and take part in an historical moment in our nation’s history week. Patrick canvassed for Congressman John Tierney (D-MA 6th District) this past fall. I made my way to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 19th, meandering through New England byways […]

Like Sand Through the Hourglass…

Time is one of those forces we don’t think much about until we run out of it. Despite your best efforts, you can’t “make up for lost time.” Those hours of watching Jersey Shore reruns are gone forever. Is The Situation really worth it? For those of you who skimp on sleep to make up […]

Test Prep – It’s Never Too Early (even in the summer)

We know it’s summer vacation, but we thought we’d throw a brief video workshop online for those of you who’ve resolved to make this the “best fall semester ever” (translation: you’re telling yourselves you won’t procrastinate come exams this time. Really.) We asked some students to include their tips on test prep here. If you […]

In with the New: The ERC moves to 100 Bay State Road

Spring cleaning came early to the ERC this year; the staff is packing up to move to our new digs at the new Center for Student Services at 100 Bay State Road. We’ve been chattering about it pretty frequently, but as our office walls at the GSU become more bare and the moving boxes start […]